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In My Head, In My Body

Virtual Reception:
Friday, November 13, 2020 | 7 pm
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In this all-media group exhibition, the artwork delves into the human psyche to explore themes surrounding mental health and its relationship to your physical health. This exhibition will challenge common misconceptions about the topic as well as allow space for the selected artists to express their experiences, struggles, and triumphs through their work.

Featured artists: 

Brandin Baron, San Francisco, CA
Clara Bolle, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jeffrey Byrd, Cedar Falls, IA
Anna Cyan, Ontario, Canada
Timothy DeVenney, Washington, DC 
Jeremy Diamond, Denton, TX
Stephanie Dyke, Reisertown, MD
Kathleen Greco, Southhampton, PA
Megan Hildebrandt, Austin, TX
Rebecca Hofmann, Annapolis, MD
Lauren Levato Coyne, Ferndale, MI
Tanner Mothershead, Smithville, MO
Mary Murphy, Philadelphia, PA
Karen Olson, Hope, Maine
Alice Q, Springfield, VA 
Rania Razek, McClean, VA
Sydney Paige Richardson, Round Rock, RX
Lauren Schiller, Middletown, NJ
Francesca Schwartz, New York City, NY
Alexandra Sherman, Bethesda, MD
Crystal Sim, Kallang, Singapore
Shannon Soldner, Columbia, MO

About the Juror

Shanti Norris is chief curator for the Integrated Arts and Healing program at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute in Fairfax, VA.  The project includes a permanent art collection of over 500 works of art, an onsite permanent art gallery and an artist-in-residence program with 16 artists working with patients on a daily basis. Shanti is Co-Founder and Executive Director emeritus of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, where she founded the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, one of the first of its kind in the country.  She initiated Smith Center’s hospital Artist-in-Residence programs at area hospitals and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Shanti is a former board member of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare and Chaired their Annual Conference in 2004. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Alliance for Arts and Health. She is a frequent speaker on the healing power of the arts nationally and internationally, including lectures at NYU and the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Shanti has an extensive background in complementary medicine and mind-body approaches to healing. She has taught meditation, yoga philosophy and stress reduction for over 35 years and underwent a formal ten-year mentorship with a renowned yoga master.  For over 20 years, she has guided creativity sessions for adults with cancer.

Shanti is an alumnus of NYU and The Cooper Union in New York City.  She authored a chapter on providing arts for adults with cancer in the 2016 Managing Arts Programs in Healthcare published by Routledge.  She is a member of ArtTable, the mother of three adult children, and is a painter, sculptor and curator.

Image Credit: Jeremy Diamond, Graellsia, 2019. Photography, nylon, silver, paint.

WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series

Creative Entrepreneurs Series

Six Online Sessions

Tuesdays, September 15 – October 20
11 am – 12:30 pm

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts’ Creative Entrepreneurs Series is for creatives who want to create and advance their own businesses. Six online sessions cover copyrights, contracts, taxes, grants, and more. Sessions are $20 per person.

Artists affiliated with Torpedo Factory Art Center or living in the City of Alexandria are eligible for free admission. Use the links below to register.

Sessions are open to all visual and performing creatives, but content will be tailored to the greater Northern Virginia region.

This series is a collaborative effort between WALA, Alexandria Office of the Arts, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Arlington Arts, and ArtsFairfax. Join the conversation online with #walanova.


Artists affiliated with Torpedo Factory Art Center or residents of City of Alexandria can attend for free using these affiliate links. Artists in Fairfax County please contact ArtsFairfax. In Arlington County, please contact Arlington Arts for your local affiliate codes.

Session 1

September 15: Copyright and Trademark Protection and Use

Session 2

September 22: Business Entities Formation

Session 3

September 29: Contracts and Licensing

Session 4

October 6: Negotiation Strategies

Session 5

October 13: Tax Strategies

Session 6

October 20: Grants

25th Annual Art Safari

An Alexandria tradition for 25 years! Art Safari moves online this year for an afternoon of hands-on activities for kids and families. Artists lead exciting and creative projects in both live and recorded sessions via Facebook Live.

Live Activities

  • 11 am – Family painting with Judy Heiser
  • 1 pm – Suminagashi paper marbling with Sto Len
  • 3 pm – Create the 2020 Art Safari animal with Lisa Schumaier

Find pre-recorded videos from Scope Gallery, Potomac Fiber Arts, Tracie Griffith Tso, and other participating artists embedded here on Saturday, October 17.

Photo by Patricia Howard for City of Alexandria.
WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series

Creative Entrepreneurs Series

Six Online Sessions

Tuesdays, September 15 – October 20
11 am – 12:30 pm

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts’ Creative Entrepreneurs Series is for creatives who want to create and advance their own businesses. Six online sessions cover copyrights, contracts, taxes, grants, and more. Sessions are $20 per person.

Artists affiliated with Torpedo Factory Art Center or living in the City of Alexandria are eligible for free admission. Use the links below to register.

Sessions are open to all visual and performing creatives, but content will be tailored to the greater Northern Virginia region.

This series is a collaborative effort between WALA, Alexandria Office of the Arts, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Arlington Arts, and ArtsFairfax. Join the conversation online with #walanova.


Artists affiliated with Torpedo Factory Art Center or residents of City of Alexandria can attend for free using these affiliate links. Artists in Fairfax County please contact ArtsFairfax. In Arlington County, please contact Arlington Arts for your local affiliate codes.

Session 1

September 15: Copyright and Trademark Protection and Use

Session 2

September 22: Business Entities Formation

Session 3

September 29: Contracts and Licensing

Session 4

October 6: Negotiation Strategies

Session 5

October 13: Tax Strategies

Session 6

October 20: Grants

The Late Shift Online

The Late Shift Online

Tune in for the virtual program
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Join us from the comfort of your own home for an online celebration of new exhibitions, artists, and ideas.

  • Take a walk-through of Target Gallery’s newest exhibition, Mythos. 
  • Meet visiting artist Sto Len, artist-in-residence at Alex Renew as a public-art partnership with Alexandria’s Office of the Arts.
  • We continue the Arts & Allies conversation to explore the impact of race in the arts and how creative allies can work for change.
WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series

Creative Entrepreneurs Series

Six Online Sessions

Tuesdays, September 15 – October 20
11 am – 12:30 pm

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts’ Creative Entrepreneurs Series is for creatives who want to create and advance their own businesses. Six online sessions cover copyrights, contracts, taxes, grants, and more. Sessions are $20 per person.

Artists affiliated with Torpedo Factory Art Center or living in the City of Alexandria are eligible for free admission. Use the links below to register.

Sessions are open to all visual and performing creatives, but content will be tailored to the greater Northern Virginia region.

This series is a collaborative effort between WALA, Alexandria Office of the Arts, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Arlington Arts, and ArtsFairfax. Join the conversation online with #walanova.


Artists affiliated with Torpedo Factory Art Center or residents of City of Alexandria can attend for free using these affiliate links. Artists in Fairfax County please contact ArtsFairfax. In Arlington County, please contact Arlington Arts for your local affiliate codes.

Session 1

September 15: Copyright and Trademark Protection and Use

Session 2

September 22: Business Entities Formation

Session 3

September 29: Contracts and Licensing

Session 4

October 6: Negotiation Strategies

Session 5

October 13: Tax Strategies

Session 6

October 20: Grants

Sto Len: RENEWAL

New York-based artist Sto Len is a printmaker, sound, and performance artist. He collects imprints of the world around us, from natural patterns in water, to abstract shapes of trash picked-up along the Potomac Riverfront. He builds upon traditional printing techniques like marbeling, block printing and cyanotype by using pollution, bacteria, and waste as art materials. He unpacks humanity’s impacts on the environment that often goes unseen and ignored.

Sto returned to his hometown, Alexandria, to become the first artist in residence at AlexRenew, Alexandria’s wastewater treatment plant. The residency is in partnership with City of Alexandria’s Public Art program, administered by Alexandria’s Office of the Arts. Read more.

Since September 2019, artist Sto Len has spent time each month at AlexRenew to learn about how wastewater is treated, where it comes from, where it goes, and its importance in how it impacts Alexandria’s overall ecology. Working with scientists, engineers, and conservationists, Sto has developed a unique understanding of Alexandria’s water systems and has developed RENEWAL to share and learn more with the community.

About the Public Art Residency Program

The City of Alexandria’s Public Art Program, in collaboration with Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew), developed the city’s first Public Art Residency program. This residency is an opportunity for artists to engage deeply with the work of AlexRenew (a special purpose authority that treats wastewater for the City of Alexandria) and its RiverRenew project – a major initiative to improve the health of Alexandria’s waterways.

Learn more about the Public Art Program or contact Diane Ruggiero at diane.ruggiero@alexandriava.gov.

 

Alexandria’s Office of the Arts is a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series

Creative Entrepreneurs Series

Six Online Sessions

Tuesdays, September 15 – October 20
11 am – 12:30 pm

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts’ Creative Entrepreneurs Series is for creatives who want to create and advance their own businesses. Six online sessions cover copyrights, contracts, taxes, grants, and more. Sessions are $20 per person.

Artists affiliated with Torpedo Factory Art Center or living in the City of Alexandria are eligible for free admission. Use the links below to register.

Sessions are open to all visual and performing creatives, but content will be tailored to the greater Northern Virginia region.

This series is a collaborative effort between WALA, Alexandria Office of the Arts, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Arlington Arts, and ArtsFairfax. Join the conversation online with #walanova.


Artists affiliated with Torpedo Factory Art Center or residents of City of Alexandria can attend for free using these affiliate links. Artists in Fairfax County please contact ArtsFairfax. In Arlington County, please contact Arlington Arts for your local affiliate codes.

Session 1

September 15: Copyright and Trademark Protection and Use

Session 2

September 22: Business Entities Formation

Session 3

September 29: Contracts and Licensing

Session 4

October 6: Negotiation Strategies

Session 5

October 13: Tax Strategies

Session 6

October 20: Grants

WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series

Creative Entrepreneurs Series

Six Online Sessions

Tuesdays, September 15 – October 20
11 am – 12:30 pm

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts’ Creative Entrepreneurs Series is for creatives who want to create and advance their own businesses. Six online sessions cover copyrights, contracts, taxes, grants, and more. Sessions are $20 per person.

Artists affiliated with Torpedo Factory Art Center or living in the City of Alexandria are eligible for free admission. Use the links below to register.

Sessions are open to all visual and performing creatives, but content will be tailored to the greater Northern Virginia region.

This series is a collaborative effort between WALA, Alexandria Office of the Arts, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Arlington Arts, and ArtsFairfax. Join the conversation online with #walanova.


Artists affiliated with Torpedo Factory Art Center or residents of City of Alexandria can attend for free using these affiliate links. Artists in Fairfax County please contact ArtsFairfax. In Arlington County, please contact Arlington Arts for your local affiliate codes.

Session 1

September 15: Copyright and Trademark Protection and Use

Session 2

September 22: Business Entities Formation

Session 3

September 29: Contracts and Licensing

Session 4

October 6: Negotiation Strategies

Session 5

October 13: Tax Strategies

Session 6

October 20: Grants

Mythos

Virtual Reception:
Friday, October 9, 2020 | 7 pm
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This all- visual media group exhibition presents work by artists who illustrate contemporary interpretations of mythology, folklore, and legends. This exhibition takes the symbolism and allegory of mythology and recontextualizes them in terms of current perspectives. The juror for this exhibition was Dr. Michele Greet.

Featured artists: 

Florence Alfano McEwin, Green River, WY
Petra Barth, Castleton, VA
Ken Beerbohm, Columbia, MD
Saya Behnam, Leesburg, VA
K. Johnson Bowles, Raleigh, NC
Nico Gozal, Suitland, MD
Alice Kresse, Bethesda, MD
Kristi Kuder, Battle Lake, MN
Rosemary Luckett, Wilmington, DE
Virginia Maksymowicz, Philadelphia, PA
Cindy Packard Richmond, Annandale, VA
M.A. Papanek-Miller, Chicago, IL
Katherine Pedrick, Washington, DC
Kenneth Reed, Falls Church, VA
Alessandra Ricci, Reston, VA
Annie Rochelle, Knoxville, TN
Jon-Joseph Russo, Washington, DC
Michelle Simoneau, Reston, VA
Judy Tallwing-McCarthy, Baltimore, MD
Judith Thompson, Purcellville, VA

About the Juror
Dr. Michele Greet 
is Professor of modern Latin American art at George Mason University and Director of the Art History program. She is also president of the Association for Latin American Art. She is the author of Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris between the Wars, 1918-1939 (Yale University Press: 2018) and Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art, 1920-1960 (Penn State University Press: 2009). She is co-editor, with Gina McDaniel Tarver, of the anthology Art Museums of Latin America: Structuring Representation (Routledge: 2018). She has lectured widely on modern Latin American art and published articles in national and international journals including Papers of SurrealismJournal for Surrealism and the Americas, Artelogie, and Journal of Curatorial Studies. She has also written exhibition catalogue essays for MoMA (New York), Museu de Arte de São Paulo, El Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and El Museo del Barrio.

 

Image Credit: Virginia Maksymowicz, Panis Angelicus, 2012. Fiberglass resin, hydrostone.